Torica doesn’t have much experience with above ground tracking, and the sun makes her vision poor, but she’s got a sharp inquisitive mind. Together, Hal and Torica find:
No immediate threats, indeed all animal life appears to have vacated the area.
The tracks are pretty large and obvious. Huge, deep impressions lead off into the fields to the north-east. Oddly, they look like the hoof of a bull or a cow, but larger. Judging by the size and the depth of the depression, the creature must be greater than 2,000 kg in weight.
There’s obviously only one creature, moving at great speed, causing destruction and death among the livestock, but not staying to feed or to drag off its victims. The massive chunks out of the cows are fully missing, so it does appear to have some appetite.
Searching around the grounds, some of the higher plants and objects that the creature plowed through are covered in a thick, oily liquid, with a purplish tinge.
Hal and Torica note that there’s no cover nearby for a large creature, nor in the direction that it seems to be coming from.